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There’s a new awakening in India that’s difficult the continued westernization of the discourse about India. The Battle for Sanskrit seeks to alert conventional students of Sanskrit and sanskriti – Indian civilization – regarding an vital college of thought that has its base within the US and that has began to dominate the discourse on the cultural, social and political points of India. This tutorial area is known as Indology or Sanskrit research. From their evaluation of Sanskrit texts, the students of this area are intervening in fashionable Indian society with the explicitly said objective of eradicating ‘poisons’ allegedly constructed into these texts. They maintain that many Sanskrit texts are socially oppressive and function political weapons within the palms of the ruling elite; that the sacred points have to be refuted; and that Sanskrit has lengthy been lifeless. The standard Indian specialists would outright reject or no less than query these positions.
The beginning of Rajiv Malhotra’s feisty exploration of the place the brand new thrust in Western Indology goes unsuitable, and his defence of what he considers the normal, Indian strategy, started with a challenge associated to the Sringeri Sharada Peetham in Karnataka, one of the sacred establishments for Hindus. There was, as he noticed it, a critical danger of distortion of the teachings of the peetham, and of sanatana dharma extra broadly.
Whichever facet of the fence one could also be on, The Battle for Sanskrit gives a spirited debate marshalling new insights and analysis. It’s a useful addition to an vital topic, and in a bigger context, on two methods of trying. Is every view unique of the opposite, or can there be a bridge between them? Readers can decide for themselves.